Re: UP Boxcar Paint and Lettering

Charles Morrill

A good reference book for UP freight cars if you can find one is “Union Pacific Freight Cars 1936-51”  Regarding the UP version of the 1937 AAR box car design, that would be the B-50-19 and B-50-21 classes built in ‘37 and ‘38.  These did not have the ACR rivet pattern.  The B-50-22 cars were built also built in ‘38 and did have the ACR pattern.  The book only has one photo of a steel boxcar with the Overland herald, a 1948 built B-50-40 in 1954.  So the scheme is legit for 1953 era, but whether it was applied to any of the earlier classes of boxcars?? 

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